By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchitect)
Attention all fantasy owners. It's that time of the week again. Time to get your waiver wire picks in before week six kicks off on Thursday
night. With injuries running rampant this season, every roster needs a
little bit of help. Knowing which players to pick up can always be a
hassle. This is why we are here to help.
Willie Snead- Wide Receiver- New Orleans Saints- While the Saints have
underwhelmed through the first five weeks, there is still value to be
had in the form of Willie Snead. Through five games, Snead has 33
targets and 22 receptions to go with 381 yards and a touchdown. He's
scored double digit fantasy points in two games this season and has
become a top target of Drew Brees every week.
Charcandrick West- Running Back- Kansas City Chiefs- With the season
ending injury to Jamaal Charles, West has become a must own for fantasy
owners. Andy Reid has gone on record to say that West not Knile Davis
will get a bulk of the carries in Charles' absence. While there isn't
much to go on when looking at West, fantasy owners must take the leap of
faith that he will be a viable replacement for Jamaal Charles the rest
of the way.
Marquess Wilson- Wide Receiver- Chicago Bears- While I feel like I've
been hyping up Wilson for quite a while now, this may be the time to
pick him up before he really makes a name for himself. While Wilson was
quiet the first few weeks, the last two weeks he saw nine and eight
targets respectively. He also has 80 and 85 yards to go with those
targets and 12 receptions in those two games. Week five saw him score
double digit fantasy points for the first time this season and fantasy
owners will want to be early grabbing Wilson off of the waiver wire
before other savvy owners get wind of him.
Gary Barnidge- Tight End- Cleveland Browns- Fantasy owners may want to
ride the Barnidge train while they still can. The last three weeks saw
Barnidge score double digit fantasy points and while tight ends have
been difficult to come across in fantasy this season, Barnidge has been a
welcome addition to rosters. He's gotten 26 targets over the last three
weeks and while it's difficult to think this streak can continue,
fantasy owners should continue to roster Barnidge while they still can.
Knile Davis- Running Back- Kansas City Chiefs- It's amazing that a year
ago if Jamaal Charles would've gone down with the same injury, fantasy
owners would be tripping over themselves to pick up Knile Davis off of
the waiver wire. With the news that Charcandrick West will be the lead
dog in Kansas City, it's hard to use FAAB or a waiver priority on Davis.
Charles Sims- Running Back- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Sims may end up being
on the Sleepers list but seeing how he hasn't made much of an impact up
until this point and the Buccaneers are on a bye this week, Charles Sims
is more of a name to keep an eye on than to pick up right now. The last
three weeks have seen Sims score double digit fantasy points while not
really rushing for many yards. His value is in the passing game where he
caught two balls for 41 yards and a score, three for 30 yards and
a score, and last week caught four for 85 yards. If you need a
running back (and let's face it, who doesn't) Sims may be a sneaky long-term play while other owners are looking elsewhere for help this week.